When it comes to adding to your body, it’s quite easy to gain 10 pounds in a month.
But if your goal is to gain 10 pounds of muscle, you may want to rethink your timeline.
Even if your nutrition and lifting are spot-on, packing on that much lean mass in such a short time is next to impossible.
How long does it take to gain 10 pounds of muscle?
Typically, in ideal conditions (without PH, AAS, etc) you can gain about 1/2 pound of muscle mass per week. That comes out to about 2 pounds per month. SO in ideal conditions, someone can expect to put on 10 pounds of muscle naturally in about 5 months.
How many pounds of muscle can you gain in a month?
Alan Aragon, my coauthor on The Lean Muscle Diet, estimates that an entry-level lifter can gain 2 to 3 pounds of muscle mass in a month without adding much fat. An intermediate can gain 1 to 2 pounds a month, and an experienced lifter will be lucky to add a half-pound.
Is it hard to gain a pound of muscle?
“Unless you’re actively body-building”—think hour-long, three-days-a-week weight room workouts—“it’s very hard to gain a pound or more of muscle.” Even if you are hitting the weights regularly, you’re not going to gain muscle weight rapidly, especially in the beginning.
How long would it take to gain 20 pounds of muscle?
Gaining 20 pounds of muscle in three months is possible, but takes meticulous planning and nutrition. In fact, strongman Jonathan Lawson was able to gain 20 pounds of muscle and lose body fat at the same time in only 10 weeks. Not only is it possible, but you can do it without the use of steroids or supplements.